“This was the only part that from the moment I heard that they were auditioning I knew it was mine.” – Amanda Brugel
McCarthy reveals that acting opposite talented puppeteers was a lot easier than she expected.
“Once you step in front of the camera, everything’s a lie. You got to find out a way to tell your truth” – John C. McGinley
“You can’t start making edits to a character because you don’t want to upset somebody.” – Ben Wishaw on Playing a Real Person
It took Grillo nearly 20 years of small parts on television until he landed major roles in film.
“I think of it as an athlete during the off season, they’re not going to stop training and expect to go into the next season 100%.” – Tiera Skovbye on Why She Still Takes Acting Classes
Interview: Garret Dillahunt on ‘Benched’, Why He Moved From NYC to LA and That One “Embarassing” Audition
“When I first discovered acting, it was therapeutic for me… I just loved hiding in other people.” – Garret Dillahunt
“It’s very intimate. There are certain moments where it feels like it’s just you and the lens.” – Saoirse Ronan on Film Acting
“I might not be right for the story — I have a particular look, and sometimes I fit and sometimes I don’t.” – Jason Momoa
Law talks about stepping into the role of Dumbledore and what he learned from J.K. Rowling about the character.
Gerwig talks about her work on Ladybird and how being an actor has informed her work as a writer/director.
“The truth is that some of the greatest don’t work, and some of the worst are making tons of money” – Theo Rossi
“It’s not that I’m pigeonholed as one character, but all the darker stuff gets more thrown at you. In a way, I have to prove that I’m not this crazy guy” – Evan Peters
“I have trepidation of doing anything, acting wise. I have a healthy dose of anxiety.” – Andrew Garfield
Dafoe spoke about working on The Florida Project, in which he was the only professional actor in a major role and working with the young cast.
Reddick sees clear parallels between these performing art — particularly when it comes to learning accents.
“Usually the ‘wing man’ has a lot more interest, is funnier, has a lot more character. I want to know that person’s life and their insides.” – Marisa Tomei
‘The Chi’ Creator Lena Waithe: “Bring whatever you have to the role, rather than trying to fit into whatever that role is”
“If someone was going to tell me I was going to be on a Netflix show or Spielberg movie, I would never have believed them” – Lena Waithe
“It was about the fourth day and the first scene when something just clicked, and I remember feeling it internally.” – Mustafa Shakir
“To me, it’s more about figuring out the fundamentals of who she is and bigger picture ideas of what she’s gone through” – Mandy Moore